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The oil change interval is not "specified" correct? it depends on the driving conditions and the oil sensor thats inside that measures the life of the oil

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the break in period.... it says NOT to change the oil until first scheduled maintenance time... ????? I was gonna do it at like 1000 miles

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anyone have any more info on this?
 

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Isn't it about 7K-10K for the first maintenance? I could be wrong but the oil change intervals on newer cars are a couple thousand more than on older cars. I think it was mentioned somewhere on this forum.
 

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Its good to have yr first oil change at the stated time interval as the break in oil needs to be in the new engine for that specific time period. (~7000-7500miles) then there after i will do a 5K interval with synthetic oil.
 

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well the reason im asking is because the NEW accord V6's when they came out, the oil change interval was every 12000 or sometthing


the civic doesn't specify it anywhere in the book
 

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I love seeing all the arguments in different forums about changing your oil every 2 miles during break in and using synthetics.

The bottom line is, follow your oil life sensor and that's good enough. Honda's not going to put a sensor in the car that makes it break because that hurts them money wise and rep wise. Unless my sensor breaks what's what I'm following.
 

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Just FYI...I'm told by our dealer that Honda's break-in oil is Mobil 1. I would think that means that if you plan to use synthetics anyway, unless there's some logic regarding FRESH oil being important after a certain period for break-in...then there's not much reason to worry about an early change.

Of course, that's officially worth as much as my (nonexistent) Honda technician certification! :p
 

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From Honda Owner Link:

Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?

Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process.

American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual, based on your specific driving conditions. :eek:
 

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My S2k was @ 5k, Then last night @10k its Mobil 1 5w30, then it will be every 10k fresh Mobil 1.

The Civic will be when it tells me and then the PCX honda filter vrs the PLM. And I will use Mobil 1 5w20. and follow what the car tells me.
 

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KCsaint said:
From Honda Owner Link:

Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?

Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process.

American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual, based on your specific driving conditions. :eek:
thats what i m trying to say.....:)
 

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KCsaint said:
From Honda Owner Link:

Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?

Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process.

American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual, based on your specific driving conditions. :eek:
that "special" stuff is molybdenium, you can actually find high amounts of it in Valvoline Max Life. Sounds wierd to use a high milage oil, but it works. But really there is no reason to bother changing it out, unless you have money to burn.
 

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should change it near the 5k mark right?

my oil sensor says it's at 90% right now and i'm around 1063 kms, that sound about right?
 

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aznchzexr said:
should change it near the 5k mark right?

my oil sensor says it's at 90% right now and i'm around 1063 kms, that sound about right?

I personally would just change it when it tells you to.
 

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I was always change the 1st time a little early like 1/2 the expected life, but I’m use to older cars,

hmm I wonder if that sensor actually monitors oil or if it just counts miles?
you know like the service light that always come on after so many mile no matter what
 

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hmm I wonder if that sensor actually monitors oil or if it just counts miles?
you know like the service light that always come on after so many mile no matter what
I doubt that it has an oil quality sensor, then again I could be wrong. The easiest way would be to count total engine revolutions. If you tear around blinking the shift light everywhere you go, you should change the oil more often. Counting revs would adress that.
 

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Regardless what you decide to do, just dont be one of those people that do synthetic every 3k. That is really a waste of time and money. 7.5k is fine. 5k if you REALLY want to baby it or drive extremely hard all the time. I'd even go 10k with an interem filter change.
 

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My fav idiot was a guy who got 02 dodge ram. When it was new he let me drive it off the lot w/ 9 miles on the odometer, b/c he didn't know how to drive standard yet.
Long story short (not using synthetic oil) he changed the oil every 25k miles, and doesn't know why the motor has quite a bit of rod knock now, lol its 02 w/ 85k miles now. highway or not that’s just mean to that poor motor
 

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If you look in your owners manual, it will tell you how long you can go before you change your oil. The dealership you got your car from should have told you before you left the lot. When I got my new civic, they told me it can last up to 10k miles (same as 04-05 civic) or when your oil life gets down to 5% (which I would never let it get that low). Your maintenance required light will still come on @ 7500 miles like all other new model honda's do.
 
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